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Can old history be unearthed?

by GSFreak / July 22, 2005 6:32 AM PDT

Hello, everyone. I have been trying for several hours to find some very old internet history to no avail. Is there a possible way to even find history that is about a year old?

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find some very old internet history
by jcrobso / July 22, 2005 6:51 AM PDT

This is rather vauge. Did you try google?? John

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MY internet history, my bad
by GSFreak / July 22, 2005 6:57 AM PDT

Oh, sorry. I meant the internet history on my computer, as in what websites I visited. I've tried simple searches on my computer to find cookies and .DAT files, but I can't seem to find any information before yesterday. The problem for me is that I visited a website about a year ago that I thought was hilarious, but I can't remember the URL unless I see it written down. Since I don't have the internet history, I can't find the site and therefore can't remember what its' name was.

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Your history settings for
by glb613 / July 22, 2005 9:06 AM PDT

Internet Explorer are located either through tools in IE or the control panel. The default setting is for 20 days. Unless you changed that, the information you want is probably gone.

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Not likely
by Stan Chambers / July 22, 2005 9:36 AM PDT

You're not likely to find something that old still in your history, especially if you delete such on a regular basis, as most do.
Put those in your favorites or bookmarks and they'll be there when you need them.

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Finding a web site visited 1 year ago....
by Papa Echo / July 22, 2005 11:25 AM PDT

The maximum number of days for Internet history is 999 days, a little over 2 and a half years, if you have set it so, and if you have not cleared it.

There are other ways for finding a web site, if it still exists. If you care to share a little about the contents of the site, a unique or unusual word or phrase, an unusual picture, a subject title, etc., there is a Good chance that Google will find it, although you may have to sort out the red salmon from the red herrings.

If Google cannot find it, or if it no longer exists, there is a site for ''web sites archive'' which may have a copy.

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